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Vista won't send alternate credentials

WebDAV problem



4:05 pm on Jun 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I finally got Vista mostly working with WebDAV authoring. The problem I'm having now is that Vista won't send the credentials that I specify to the WebDAV server. It always sends the local user's login and password which won't work on the server. I specified the correct login information during the setup of the connection, but whenever I restart it says that it couldn't reconnect because the user hasn't been authenticated. I patched the OS, added the server to the trust list in the registry, etc. Nothing gets Vista to send the alternate creds. When I change the local user / password the connection works fine. I'm close... and making WebDAV work has been SO frustrating. I could use any tips on getting this straightened out. Thanks!


5:10 am on Jun 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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What are the permissions on the Vista account? A local machine account may not pass the credentials. Have you tried an Administrator group level account?


8:09 pm on Jun 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The users are setup as administrators on their machines. If the local username and password are the same as the one on the server, it works fine. If they are different the authentication fails. I have added our server to the AuthForwardServerList and it still won't send the alternate set of credentials. When the connection is created I tried specifying the username and password for the server and the Vista machine never sends that info. It always sends the local user credentials. The only way I can seem to get it to works is if I change the local user's name and password to be the same as the server login.


12:44 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I don't know if this helps...

I was having problems getting XP Pro to login to WebDAV on a remote Linux Apache server.

Eventually I came across a small program called Webdrive which works a treat.


6:19 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, I've tried webdrive but it causes some problems with us because of how it caches files. Even with caching off it still does it and messes things up.

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